May 2014 Blog Posts (44)

Do Some Mediation Clients Need a Little Advice?

Our latest blog entry, which you can read here, observes how tempting it can be for a mediator to give advice to certain clients.  But should we?  

Added by ISCT by Dan Simon on May 31, 2014 at 12:25am — No Comments

Friends First…Questions Later

I've written about this topic before: the extraordinary ability of children to "accept" others first, and ask questions later. But, this past weekend, I saw it again and just had to write about my amazement.

As some of you may know, my mother-in-law is still in skilled nursing care, unable to move anything but her face. She is getting better at talking, and that is a blessing, but it's always difficult to see this once vibrant woman figuratively shackled to a bed. However, the…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on May 29, 2014 at 11:28am — No Comments

You Could Cut the Air with a Knife

Have you ever heard this idiom – ‘you could cut the air with a knife’? Generally-speaking, it is a term that describes a tense situation between people and, at times, there is a sense of foreboding that something unpleasant is about to happen. When I looked up the derivation I did not find a lot to draw from. However, here is one commentator’s attempt at a physiological explanation:

“I suggest…

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Added by Cinnie Noble on May 29, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Using Compassionate Communications in Conflict

Andy Friend

Andy Friend, a member of the core team of the San Antonio Peace Center will share the work of the Peace Center , as well as insights around the tool of Compassionate Communication. He will also share some tips and strategies for approaching conflicts from a compassionate perspective, for the month of compassion! He will also…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on May 27, 2014 at 11:09pm — No Comments

"The Texas Conflict Coach"® June Radio Programs

The Texas Conflict Coach® Blog Talk Radio program announces the following episodes starting in the month of  June held every Tuesday night from…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on May 27, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [05.27.14]

"What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past versions [HERE].…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on May 26, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Seek ... Attack ... Destroy

Today is Memorial Day and I would like to honor all of our veterans who have died in service to our country. The sacrifices that you and your families made so that my family and I can live in peace is so appreciated. Thank-you!

Which brings me to a story about the military which I would like to share on this important day.

I was talking to a candidate for political office about a month ago – he served in the Navy but then also as civilian…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on May 26, 2014 at 10:17am — No Comments

About the NSRLP

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) builds on the National Self-Represented Litigants (SRL’s) Research Study conducted by Dr. Julie Macfarlane from 2011-2013.

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Added by Julie Macfarlane on May 24, 2014 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Coping With the Courtroom: Essential Information and Tips for SRLs

Announcing “Coping with the Courtroom: Essential Information and Tips for SRLs” , written by Hannah Bahmanpour and Julie Macfarlane for the NSRLP.

Added by Julie Macfarlane on May 24, 2014 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Apology Accepted

After all this time providing therapy and facilitating mediations, a few things still surprise me. Chief among them is the difficulty for so many to simply say: I’m sorry.

I bring this up today because, this morning, a client texted me asking–if I say I’m sorry, I am weak?…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on May 22, 2014 at 10:15am — No Comments

The Silent Treatment

One of the ways that some people manage conflict is by using the ‘silent treatment’. This expression refers to “Maintenance of aloof silence toward another as an expression of one’s anger or disapproval”. The same source says this phrase is “a deliberate discourteous act”.

There may be a number of reasons for using the silent treatment – and some intentions may be like those for letting the other person…

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Added by Cinnie Noble on May 22, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

How long is child support payable in Ontario?

(First published in Conflict Conversations Blog)

As I understand it as a layperson, child support in Ontario is payable until the child reaches the age of 18 or until the child is awarded their first diploma from a postsecondary educational…

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Added by Arnold Zeman on May 21, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments

Unbearable Conflict Requires Courageous Conversation

Eric Galton

Many people have encountered great challenges and unbearable pain from disputes as a result of strongly held values, belief systems and personal principles. And yet, people have the courage and ability to break through these barriers and create a common bridge. Eric Galton, renowned mediator, is a catalyst for these breakthroughs providing people with a safe…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on May 20, 2014 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Conflict transformation skills training modules

I am interested to get input, guidance and support to provide/develop  conflict transformation skills training modules for middle and high students in Ontario Canada.

I plan to adapt these trainings for the high school and college students in the Swat Valley of Pakistan latter in partnership with facilitators and teachers.

I appreciate any input, guidance and will be pleased to continue this conversation. Best wishes Jahan Zeb Email jahanzebca@gmail.com Twitter…

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Added by Jahan Zeb on May 20, 2014 at 12:12pm — 1 Comment

Retired Judge Kevin McKenney Joins JAMS in Silicon Valley

JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Kevin McKenney (Ret.) to its panel. Judge McKenney will be based in the JAMS Silicon Valley Resolution Center. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a variety of disputes including Construction Defect, Employment, Family Law, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury/Torts, Professional Liability and Real Property.

 

After…

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Added by Kevin Aschenbrenner on May 19, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [05.20.14]

"What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past versions [HERE].…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on May 19, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments

Top 10 FBI Behavioral Unit Techniques for Building Rapport With Anyone

(From Time.com) Robin Dreeke is head of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program.

In his book It’s Not All About “Me”: The Top Ten Techniques for…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on May 19, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

Dialogue vs. Debate

I am not writing this blog post to detract from debate clubs all over the country that are fostering this age-old form of “arguing” the right and wrongs of ideas, concepts, policies and more.

The word “debate” is often identified with terms like “heated” which speaks to me about escalated feelings and being…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on May 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

What do Condi Rice, Jean Kirkpatrick, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and J Street have in common?

What do Condi Rice, Jean Kirkpatrick, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and J Street have in common? Give up!

go to:http://peaceandconflictpolitics.com/

Added by Donald Ellis on May 18, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments

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